Personal diary of Manhattan, Kan. resident Cora L. "Toots" Kimble, covering the period Jan. 30-Dec. 4, 1881. Intermittent entries describe the weather, household affairs, and Kimble's extended convalescence following the death of her child.
Inscribed on the front free endpaper: Mrs. Cora L. Kimble, Manhattan, Kans.; Toots, diary 3/28 1881.
"Excelsior diary for 1881."
Cloth wallet binding with flap clasp, pencil holder, and rear pocket.
June 30, 2018 Subject:
Early married life of young woman
Mrs. Kimble records her simple days, joys and sorrows as a young wife of eighteen. She records days of love and happiness, days of deep sorrow at the loss of their first child, sickness, difficulties with her husband, and the pleasures brought by a little vacation visit with her family picking plums.
There is a rare, frank freshness that comes with this record.